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Although it is less extensive and important than it has been, 90 percent of the population still recognizes the system.
Most Goyigama were however ordinary farmers and tenants as absolute land ownership was exclusive to the king until the British colonial period.
Ancient Sri Lankan texts, such as the Pujavaliya, Sadharmaratnavaliya, Yogaratnakaraya and inscriptions, show that a fourfold caste category namely Raja, Bamunu, Velanda and Govi exited among the Sinhalese.
Evidence of this hierarchy can be seen during the 18th century British-Kandyan period, At present 13 castes are commonly found among the sinhalese viz.
Changes occurred during the twentieth century; egalitarian ideas promoted by the government have combined with higher levels of education to soften prejudice against the lower castes.
This has improved access to employment, education and Hindu temples for all.
The Kinnara caste did menial work and were segregated from the rest of the community.
There are still differences between the caste structures of the highlands and those of the low country, although some service groups were common to both in ancient Sri Lanka.In addition to the Govigama, there were several strata of occupational castes.Wahumpura or Deva were the caste who traditionally made jaggery and farmed.The island was reportedly inhabited by four tribes at that time: the Dewa, Nagas, Yakkas and Raksha.Although the origin of Sri Lankan communities is unclear, Of the three native tribes, it is believed that the Dewa are part of the Sinhalese castes.The first-century BC Anuradhpura Abayagiri inscription referring to a Karava navika may be the first reference to a specialized occupation.